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Prince George Fibre Arts Guild to host international conference

The Prince George Fibre Arts Guild will be hosting upwards of 400 artists from Western Canada and the USA in a five-day event running June 11-16. The themed title of the event is “Confluences” which references the geographical and cultural influences of the meeting of two major bodies of water in Prince George, the Fraser and Nechako Rivers.

The event is organized under the auspices of the Association of Northwest Weavers’ Guilds Conference, and the 2019 conference is the second time a Canadian city has been selected to host the event in the past twenty years.

The conference will be rich with activities for fibre artists and the general public and will include workshops and seminars on weaving, spinning, felting, knitting, dyeing, design, Shibori, fibre preparation and much more. Other events during the conference will include a vendor hall, exhibits and awards, fashion show, guild booths, author signing, tea towel exchange, door prizes, fluff and stuff, spin-ins, and knitting circles.

“We are excited to be offering this diverse conference program that will include artists from California and the Coastal States all the way up to Western Canadian Provinces,” says Laura Fry, conference co-producer. “We know that visitors will love Prince George and all the amenities the city has to offer alongside this opportunity to experience this very unique area of Northern British Columbia.”

The conference will take place in a range of facilities in downtown Prince George, all within a short walking distance from one another, including the Prince George Civic Centre, the Prince George Public Library, the Two Rivers Art Gallery, the Coast Inn of the North, and the Marriott Courtyard.

Registration is now open and information and participant costs as well as the application form are available online at anwgconference2019.com.

About the Prince George Fibre Arts Guild

The Prince George Fibre Arts Guild (formerly the Prince George Spinners and Weavers Guild) was founded in 1975 and has been located at Studio 2880, the City of Prince George’s community arts complex since it opened in 1976. The Guild serves a wide range of members and is an active participant in cultural events throughout the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George. For more information visit facebook.com/PGFibreArts/

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